News - Kosovo

STUDY: Freshwater biodiversity impacted by hydropower plants in the Sharr Mountains National Park

 07.02.2024

This rapid field assessments conducted in Autum 2023 in the National Park Sharr Mountain encompassed an extensive evaluation of fish and macroinvertebrates, with a specific focus on aquatic insects, in the Lepenc River and its tributaries.

Activist gathering held in Kosovo

 20.09.2023

Save the Blue Heart has has established a new partnership with an organization in Kosovo, Gaia Kosovo! In August, an activist gathering took place in Strpce, within the Sharr Mountains National Park. Residents, local government representatives, citizen associations, NGOs, the National Park "Sharr Mountain," lawyers, and

PROGRAM: 1st Kosovo River Summit

 10.10.2022

We are pleased to invite you to the 1st Kosovo River Summit on October 15th, 2022 in Pristina, Kosovo. The rivers of Kosovo at risk. If we don’t act, a dam tsunami will destroy this heritage and Kosovo will soon be without rivers, affecting people and the biodiversity. This River Summit brings together activists, NGOs, legal experts and representatives from the Kosovo government.

Kosovo Supreme Court: Controversial KELAG power plants must be taken off the grid

 18.10.2021

Last week, Kosovo's Supreme Court ruled that three KELKOS hydropower plants near the village of Deçan must be shut down pending a final court decision. Moreover, KELAG withdraws complaint against two activists.

The devastating business of the Kelag in the Balkans

 03.12.2020

The Austrian Kelag likes to present itself as a modern company with the highest environmental and social standards. However, reality paints a quite different picture: the Kelag is a problematic company in the Balkans. For years, environmental organizations and local residents have been protesting against its hydropower projects and the behavior of its employees, especially in Kosovo and Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Kosovo: SHARR NATIONAL PARK - NO DAMS

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Today, activists from the NGO EcoZ and citizens from the region organised an unusual action on the mountain slope of Kosovo´s Sharr National Park. With this action they aim to turn the spotlight on the crime happening inside the park and raise awareness not only in Kosovo but across Europe and the world. EcoZ and Riverwatch, together with local organizations and citizens of the region demand the removal of the dams within the Sharr National Park. National parks are for nature, not for dams.

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